Kate Middleton and Prince William share anniversary video
Royal expert Daniela Elser noted Kate and Prince William have been careful over the past few years with how much public exposure Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were receiving, in a bid to give them a childhood as normal as possible and full privacy. However, she claimed, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s recent video may have “moved the dial” of what the public could expect in the future when it comes to public appearances and shared images of their children.
In a comment piece penned for News.com.au, she claimed: “What is also risky here is this video also crosses a line in the sand when it comes to exposing Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to the big, wide, gawping world.
“(The video was viewed nearly five million times on Instagram in the first eight hours alone.)
“Since the couple’s first bub arrived in 2013, we have been schooled to expect the regular release of charming homespun shots of the kids.
“In turn, Fleet Street editors would keep their photographers at bay.
Kate and Prince William in the video released yesterday
Kate and Prince William roasting marshmallows
“However what this video could do is move the dial in terms of public expectations about how much access to their young family William and Kate will grant the public.
“The losers in this revised equation might be Charlotte and Louis.
“While their older brother George was always going to have to face the brunt of public interest given he will one day sit on the throne, whatever breathing room his younger siblings might have expected has taken a hit.
“The camera here seems resolutely focused on all three of them, no chance of any tiny HRH being overlooked.”
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Kate and Prince William with little Prince Louis
Prince George is third-in-line to the throne and will one day succeed his father Prince William as King.
Unlike his siblings, he has appeared in a few official portraits with the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William to celebrate the direct line of succession to the throne.
However, when it comes to the Cambridge family, he has been given as much public attention as Charlotte and Louis.
Kate and Prince William featured in the video with their children
Princess Charlotte is turning six this weekend
Since George’s birth in 2013, Kate and Prince William have marked special occasions such as their children’s birthdays, Christmas or milestone anniversaries with family pictures including all their growing children.
Just last week, Kensington Palace marked Prince Louis’s third birthday by sharing a picture of the smiling little royal on a balance bike taken by his mother.
As Princess Charlotte’s sixth birthday approaches, royal fans are hoping the Duchess of Cambridge will share a homemade snap of the princess too.
Kate and Prince William appear to also be mindful to ease their children into royal life.
Prince George is third in line to the throne
While all their children have appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Colour, Kate and William are said to have delayed Prince George’s first Christmas Day service at Sandringham until his sister was old enough to attend the cheerful but crowded walkabout outside the church, where dozens of fans gather to catch a glimpse of the royals.
Prince Louis, has so far only attended the Trooping the Colour parade in 2019 and a special Pantoland show in early December at the London Palladium.
In the video released yesterday by Kensington Palace to mark Kate and William’s anniversary, the Duke and Duchess could be seen playing with their children at their Norfolk home and on a nearby beach.
Prince George is the heir to the throne
The couple also shared an intimate look and roasted marshmallow with their children.
Kensington Palace only revealed the video was filmed by Will Warr and did not disclose when the footage was taken.
But the Cambridges are wearing the same outfits they donned on their last Christmas card.
Ahead of their wedding anniversary, Kate and Prince William also shared two portraits taken by Chris Floyd – with one mirroring the picture released by the palace after the couple’s engagement was announced a decade ago.